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COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC MORPHOMETRY OF THORACIC AND LUMBAR PEDICLES IN CENTRAL INDIAN POPULATION | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHIC MORPHOMETRY OF THORACIC AND LUMBAR PEDICLES IN CENTRAL INDIAN POPULATION

Author(s): Anushree Nemani and Varsha Pande*

Abstract

Objective: The objective is to discover the several morphological parameters like pedicle width, pedicle inclination (transverse plane) and chord length of the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae in the Central Indian populace and compare results with other studies. Introduction/Background: The vertebrae are a set of 33 inter-locking bones which form the spinal cord of the body. The vertebrae are divided mainly into 3 different components. The thoracic portion is very complex whereas the lumbar vertebrae remain differentiated by their huge size and nonappearance of costal facets on the body. The basic idea of this study was to review pedicle morphometry and canal capacities of thoraco-lumbar junction using Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan in the standard population of this region. Methodology: This cross-sectional study will be conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi Meghe Wardha. The sample size taken will be of 80 CT scans of patients admitted in the hospital for pain in the vertebral column. The inclusion criteria are patients over 18 years of age. The exclusion criteria are patients gone through trauma or having broken/deformed vertebrae. Pedicle width, Pedicle Inclination (Transverse plane) and Chord length of vertebrae were measured and mean values were calculated. Results: Will be analysed after the study is conducted. Discussion: Transpedicular fixation allows better instrumentations to manage various spine related problems. For this purpose, pedicle morphometry is compulsory to ensure safe pedicle screw placements and insertion. CT guided imaging is chosen over intraoperative-fluoroscopic imaging because this is tough to perform and constantly dependable anatomical entry points and the path for screw insertion are unavailable. Conclusion: Will be analysed after the study is conducted.

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